PM May says United Kingdom should boost trade with Colombia post-Brexit

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Britain and Colombia are announcing a new oil and gas partnership during the state visit to the U.K.by President Juan Manuel Santos.

The Colombian leader will meet with May in her office and official residence at 10 Downing Street, where they will discuss matters of bilateral interest. "In the very, very near future we will have this agreement and I have the power to implement the agreement".

The PM will say: "Colombia is one of Britain's most important partners in Latin America, and this visit provides an opportunity to strengthen the ties that have existed between our countries for more than 200 years".

"British investment in our country, already sizeable, will be able to grow with much more confidence and peace of mind in a country that has ceased to suffer the effects of an armed conflict", Santos said. "I want to see even more British companies and investors taking up the opportunities that Colombia offers and I want Colombian businesses to see the United Kingdom as a leading hub for finance, innovation, research and investment", May said.

The white-tie dinner featured leading figures from national life including Prime Minister Theresa May, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, tennis star Jamie Murray and his Colombian-born wife Alejandra Gutierrez, and and leading Colombians living in the UK.

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The deal being announced Wednesday will see the two countries share information in areas such as regulation, supply-chain development and training.

The announcement comes one month after voters narrowly rejected a peace accord between the government and FARC - a shocking result that has plunged the country into political turmoil. The war has killed 220,000 people and displaced more than five million since the 1960s.

"Colombia is undergoing a massive process of transformation and modernisation which offers a wide range of investment and business opportunities to British companies".

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